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CATAPULTS OBJECTIVE:

CREATE AND UTILIZE A CATAPULT TO ANALYZE PROJECTILE MOTION.


INSTRUCTIONS: 

  EACH PAIR OF STUDENTS WILL BUILD AND USE A CATAPULT TO PROPEL A LARGE EGG OVER A WALL, ONE METER IN HEIGHT. THE CATAPULT MAY BE NO CLOSER THAN ONE AND A HALF METERS FROM THE WALL.


SPECIFICATIONS:

EACH CATAPULT MAY HAVE A MASS NO GREATER THAN ONE KILOGRAM AND A HEIGHT NO MORE THAN ONE-HALF METER. CATAPULTS ARE RESTRICTED TO THE USE OF A LEVER-ARM DESIGN ACCELERATED FORWARD BY A RESTORING FORCE.
RANKING:    TO RANK STUDENTS MUST PROPEL THE EGG OVER THE WALL SAFELY. CATAPULTS WILL BE RANKED USING A RATIO OF DISTANCE IN CENTIMETERS TO WEIGHT OF DEVICE IN KILOGRAMS.

Working set of Plans for Catapults

Kristen Zhang

 

Displayed below are the Catapults designed and built by
Mr. Lewis Physics Classes over the years

at Mt Juliet High School.

Catapult 96-97 ] Catapults 97-98 ] 98-99 1st Term ] 98-99 2nd Term ] 99-2000 ] 2000-2001 ] Catapult Plans ] Physics Project #2 – Catapult ] Catapults ] Catapults 2 ] Catapults 3 ]

 

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